20 Ways to Decorate Pumpkins


pumpkin-topiaryWe found some great ideas on decorating for Halloween on Pike Nurserie’s Blog. Check out more photos here.

1. Stack them high:  Make a pumpkin topiary.

2. Quick fix: Decorate a pumpkin in two minutes or less with a black stocking.

3. Drill down: Get out the handy power tools and drill patterns in the side of the pumpkin.

4. Try a little Bling: Create glitter covered pumpkins.

5. Painted Pumpkins: Paint a message like ‘boo’ on the side of a pumpkin.

6. Silly faces: Use a pumpkin kit to make silly faces.

7. Buttons: Glue buttons on a pumpkin.

8. Plant Pumpkins: Carve out your pumpkin and plant it!

9. Succulent succulents: Top your pumpkin with easy to care for succulents.

10. Flower power: Carve out your pumpkin. Line it with plastic and use it as a vase to hold fall cut flowers.

11. Entertaining: Hollow out a pumpkin and use it to hold ice and bottled water or dips for your fall parties.

12. Top Dressing: Add small pumpkins tucked into your container gardens.

13. Save the place: Use a small pumpkin at each place at the table with your guests name.

14. Pattern play: Paint stripes, dots, or chevron patterns.

15. Personalized Pumpkins: Add your monogram to pumpkins with buttons, push pins, or paint.

16. Go traditional: Carve out a spooky or silly face.

17. Mummified:  Wrap gauze around a pumpkin and add googly eyes to create a pumpkin mummy

18. Centerpiece / Tablescape: Mix pumpkins, gourds and fall leaves for a festive centerpiece.

19. House numbers: Paint your house numbers on a pumpkin.

20. Decoupage. Use decoupage glue to adhere fall foliage or mosses to a pumpkin.

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